The New Zealand All Blacks and South Africa Springboks are set to face off on July 15 in what might be a preview of the 2023 Rugby World Cup, making it one of the most anticipated matches of the Rugby Championships 2023.
The Rugby Championship is well under way, with victories by New Zealand and South Africa over Argentina and Australia in their respective opening games.
Boks vs. NZ Rugby: This Saturday, July 15, the two teams will square off at the Go Media Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand. Kickoff is scheduled for 8.05am BST. All Blacks v Springboks: The Rugby Championship will take place in Auckland.
When Is The Rugby Match Between South Africa And New Zealand?
Kickoff for the game is set for 2:05 a.m. EST.
Where Is The Rugby Match Between New Zealand And South Africa?
Auckland, New Zealand’s Mt. Smart Stadium will host the game.
Rugby All Blacks vs. Springboks: How to Watch All Rugby Championship matches are streamable on FloRugby and the FloSports app for Americans who are Rugby lovers. The FloSports app and FloRugby will both offer a replay of the game.
Boks vs NZ Rugby Head-to-head comparisons
The All Blacks have a 61-38 series advantage over the other team, with four games being tied. The two teams have faced off 103 times. In their most recent matchup, New Zealand defeated South Africa 23-13 in the Rugby World Cup group stage in 2019.
The All Blacks have won the Rugby Championship nine times since 2012; they last lost the championship in 2019. Prior to the Rugby Championship, the Tri-Nations competition, which ran from 1996 to 2012, saw the All Blacks win 10 times.
While South Africa have named their playing XV, New Zealand will wait until closer to game day. Here is their full squad:
New Zealand squad:
Forwards: Codie Taylor, Dane Coles, Samisoni Taukei’aho, Ethan de Groot, Fletcher Newell, Nepo Laulala, Ofa Tu’ungafasi, Tamaiti Williams*, Tyrel Lomax, Brodie Retallick, Josh Lord, Samuel Whitelock, Scott Barrett, Tupou Vaa’i, Ardie Savea, Dalton Papali’i, Luke Jacobson, Sam Cane, Samipeni Finau*, Shannon Frizell.
Backs: Aaron Smith, Finlay Christie, Cam Roigard*, Beauden Barrett, Damian McKenzie, Richie Mo’unga, Anton Lienert-Brown, Jordie Barrett, Rieko Ioane, Braydon Ennor, Dallas McLeod*, Caleb Clarke, Emoni Narawa*, Leicester Fainga’anuku, Mark Telea, Will Jordan.
South Africa squad:
Forwards: 1. Steven Kitshoff 2. Bongi Mbonambi 3. Frans Malherbe 4. Eben Etzebeth 5. Lood De Jager 6. Kwagga Smith 7. Franco Mostert 8. Jasper Wiese 9. Faf de Klerk 10. Damian Willemse 11. Makazole Mapimpi 12. Damian De Allende 13. Lukhanyo Am 14. Cheslin Kolbe 15. Willie Le Roux